Investigative Journalist, Author
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Air Date: Wed 9.1.10 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Sonia Shah is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics.
Her latest book, The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years is based on five years of original reportage in Cameroon, Malawi, Panama and elsewhere. Her 2006 drug industry exposé, The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a tautly argued study…a trenchant exposé…meticulously researched and packed with documentary evidence," and as "important [and] powerful" by The New England Journal of Medicine.
Her 2004 book, Crude: The Story of Oil (Seven Stories), was described as "brilliant" and "beautifully written" by The Guardian and "required reading" by The Nation, and has been widely translated, from Japanese, Greek, and Italian to Bahasa Indonesia. Her "raw and powerful" 1997 collection, Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire, still in print after more than 10 years, continues to be required reading at colleges and universities across the country.